During her tenure at the brand, creative director Frida Giannini has taken enormous strides in streamlining and simplifying what it is to be the Gucci woman. Tom Ford’s hard-nosed excess was fun, but Giannini has long offered up a softer experience that is more viscerally luxurious, and she’s taken that even another step further with Gucci’s Fall 2014 handbags. The collection features shapes both familiar and new, all made minimalist in soft leather and muted tones.
Gucci Handbags and Purses
I remember an era in my life where yellow gold was so out of style. No one wanted to wear yellow gold and it became associated with gaudiness, but right now yellow gold is taking center stage once again and I’m thrilled about it.
Today’s perfect pair is all about two things that are both a girl’s best friend, jewelry and designer handbags.
Sarah Michelle Gellar was spotted leaving the Andy Lecompte Salon in Los Angeles this week after getting her hair colored, carrying a compact, black Gucci Soho Disco Bag, which features a rather giant tassel at the zipper and an embroidered interlocking “G” Gucci logo. (Andy Lecompte is much beloved by non-naturally blonde Hollywood types.) You can buy your own Soho Disco in cream for $895 at Gucci.
Everyone has their own strategies for surviving the grey days of winter with their glamour intact. Some people take the opportunity to stock up on cashmere, others embrace lipcolor in shades of crimson and wine to provide a little bit of drama. Our personal favorite avenue, though, is to add a dose of shine to our accessories. Right now, that means trying to choose between all of Gucci’s metallic handbags, shoes and accessories.
Last month, I gave you a closer look at my Gucci Bamboo Shopper and promised a full review would follow. Well, it’s here. There are many reasons I want to review this bag, but one of the main ones is very simple: I’m obsessed with this Gucci stunner. When it comes to a tote, I’m never sure if I will feel incredibly strong about it, but it turns out that this tote is one of my favorite bags in my entire collection.
This past weekend I went to my friend’s baby shower, which is the first of many to come in the next few months. I’ve hit that stage in life where many of my friends are pregnant, so I find myself checking out baby bags and accessories often. In 2005, I wrote about the Gucci Baby Carrier, and that post still gets tons of comments to this day.
We shared a three part series on Gucci Bamboo, including the history of, the making of, and the authority of Gucci Bamboo. It’s easy to see why Gucci Bamboo has secured a place in the accessories world, as the quality and craftsmanship reign supreme and the designs are impeccable.
I’ve been using my Gucci Bamboo Shopper for a few weeks now and it is one of my favorite bags of my entire collection.
Buying a new handbag is always great fun, but it’s even better when you’re buying an exclusive bag that’s doing its part to make the world a better place. Through September 30, you can make just such a purchase at Christie’s online-only Gucci Auction Benefitting Chime for Change, which is a Gucci-founded charity that supports education, health and justice missions for women and girls around the world.
Very few brands reach the point of iconography, but Gucci has done it beautifully and in more ways than one. This week, our focus surrounds the famous Gucci Bamboo, including its rich history and unique manufacturing process. Just like me, I am sure that when you see a bamboo print or detail anywhere in fashion, your mind immediately returns to the brand that made it an enduring piece of fashion history.